I am a founder and CEO at SignalRank, a data driven technology company. I publish a weekly newsletter – That Was The Week – on Substack. The posts here are pulled from it. I also have a video podcast with Andrew Keenthat accompanies it each week. You can see the full catalogue on AnchorSpotify , Youtubeand Apple Podcasts. And I am a regular guest on Steve Gillmor’s The Gillmor Gang.

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Our Web3 Future

By Keith Teare • Issue #296 • View online Web3 is becoming a more familiar label for innovative technologies. But what is it? This week Maggie Hsu from Andreessen Horowitz gets the lead position for her article covering what makes Web3 marketing different. Contents Editorial Tech stocks have somewhat rebounded this week so it has been possible to forget how much value has disappeared from the public markets. And while there are some interesting developments in the venture capital space (Tiger Global’s new $11bn sidecar fund, a great profile of Roelof Botha and Blackrock predicting 1000 energy sector unicorns) other

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Venture Capital 2022 – Up or Down?

By Keith Teare • Issue #295 • View online This Week @Beezer232 Clarkson leads the way in analyzing 2022 venture capital trends. As the public markets remain in a frenzy of volatility the venture ecosystem seems predictable. or is it? @Bryce, @SamirKaji, and @MylesDanielsen all have opinions. Plus @AleResnik, @HPierreJacques, and @MillicastRTC Content Editorial The volatility in the public markets is driving much of the conversation among venture capitalists in Silicon Valley this week. How will it impact me is the question on everybody’s lips. We covered some of this in issue #293, A Tale of Two Markets. But with Facebook falling 25% overnight

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The Golden Age of Data

Venture Capital Evolved Crunchbase reported that over 100 2021 unicorns reached the status by the B round. TechCrunch reported that Angel List has a fund that allocates capital using algorithms. Kyle Harrison says Venture Capital is becoming productized. Institutional Investor says that there is plenty of data on private companies. Is this is the golden age of data-driven decisions? By Keith Teare • Issue #294 • View online Content Editorial When I read the headline of the press release that heads up this week’s newsletter I had to click. I am a data geek. I love being able to understand

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A Tale of Two Markets

Venture Boom & Wall Street Gloom By Keith Teare • Issue #293 • View online January has been all gloom for tech on Wall Street, but there is still a boom in Silicon Valley. What are the implications for Venture investors and founders of startups? Let’s dig into valuations and trends in tech investing. Content Editorial I have avoided looking at my E*Trade account in 2022. I know it will not be pretty. My portfolio is made up of high growth recently public companies stretching from Snowflake and Cloudflare in cloud computing to Tesla, Rivian, Nio, and Li in Electric

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Moxie has Moxie

Will the Real Web3 Please Stand Up? By Keith Teare • Issue #292 • View online Moxie Marlinspike ruffled feathers this week by suggesting that Web3 is, well, Web2 with marketing. Vitalik Buterin. did all but apologize and complain of lack of resources.Web3 is controversial and becoming more so. Contents Editorial Many of you will find this editorial a little…what? Obscure. it is about an intense debate raging in tech and venture lands about the nature of Web3, whether it is real and whether it is different from Web2. You will be excused for not caring. But it is important to

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Tech Crunch?

By Keith Teare • Issue #291 • View online Public tech stocks are in free fall. Private investing is booming. What is going on? Is it a bubble? Or are the markets disconnected? Content Editorial Josh Elman tweeted today that: “Public markets have been sending strong signals to the late stage private markets for a while now. But optimism still reigns on the private side!” This week’s newsletter bears that out. The title page shows the collapse in the value of Ark’s innovation ETF. It represents a basket of high-growth tech companies and is clearly witnessing the consequences of the

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Web 3 Wars

By Keith Teare • Issue #289 • View online The Web 3 Wars broke out to the sound of loud cannon shots between Jack Dorsey, Marc Andreessen, and Elon Musk. Why do they care to disagree so much? We explain it all. Really Contents Editorial Mudslinging and tantrums filled the air this week before the holidays. Tis the season to be jolly they say, but not this week. Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, and Marc Andreessen set to it in ninja style. Dorsey accused Web 3 of being a fake. Implying that Venture Capitalists were using the name to disguise a very centralized Web2

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The Future of the World. No, Really.

Will Protocols (Web3) or Big Tech (Web2) or Nation States (17th Century) own the future? Quite the debate raging in Foreign Affairs Magazine. We weigh in and explain. Contents Editorial The world doesn’t standstill. A time traveler from 1994 would be amazed by what we did with the Internet. That was the year I and my co-founder David Rowe launched Europe’s first consumer internet provider — EasyNet. Only 27 years later the entire world of smartphones, tablets, streaming TV, podcasts, live audio rooms, and global money flows rests on top of it. And sitting here in 2021 it seems clear that 27

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Web 3.0

By Keith Teare • Issue #287 • View online This week we focus on Web 3.0 news. DAOs, Creator Coins and Square becomes Block, while David Marcus leaves Meta and Mysten Labs raises a $36m first round. Noting happening here ? Contents Editorial Web 3.0 may or may not be real. It could be, like interactive TV in the 1990s, a highly funded bad idea. Or it might be, like the Beatles Get Back sessions, the place where the next thing is made and built one step at a time. Web 3.0 describes a lot of different things and at the

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